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Budweiser Budvar N.C.

Logo Budweiser Budvar

Karoliny Světlé 4
37021 České Budějovice
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Telephone: +420 387 705 111
Fax: +420 387 311 135


Location: South Bohemia
Type: Things to do

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Budweiser Budvar brewery

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Budweiser Budvar brewery is one of the most successful food-production enterprises for many years in the Czech Republic. Almost half of the production is successfully exported into more than 50 countries in the world.

Budweiser Budvar possesses valuable intellectual property in the form of 380 trademarks registered in 101 countries in the world.

About 700 employees work in Budweiser Budvar.

History of Budvar

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The modern history of the brewery began in 1967 when the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic established the national enterprise Budějovický Budvar (Budweiser Budvar, N. C.) as the direct successor of Czech Share Brewery. It has produced beer in České Budějovice from 1895 and continued in a more than 700-year old tradition in the production of beer in České Budějovice (formerly Budweis).


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The quality and unique character of Budweiser Budvar beer is based on the use of the best domestic raw materials: the highest quality heads of Žatec hop, selected Moravian malt, especially the company’s own culture of yeast and virgin clear water from 300 m deep artesian wells.

Kinds of produced beers: Budweiser Budvar Czech Premium Lager, Budějovický Budvar Pale Beer, Budweiser Budvar Premium Dark Lager, Budweiser Budvar non-alcoholic beer, Bud Super Strong (special beer), Budweiser Budvar Krausened Lager, Pardál.

Since 2007 Carlsberg premium imported lager.


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During its existence Budweiser Budvar has received a series of awards on the part of customers, as well as brewing experts in the Czech Republic, as well as abroad. One of the most important is the first golden medal from the Work Fair in Prague in 1896. This is followed by the “hattrick” triple two golden medals for the lagers Budweiser Budvar and special Super Strong in the competition World Quality Selections organized by the International Institute for Assessment of Quality in Brussels, Luxembourg and Lisbon in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Some of the domestic awards are, for example, nine Beer of the Year titles (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006) for the lager Budweiser Budvar from the readers of the magazine “Pivní kurýr” (Beer Courier).

Original Beerhouse Budvarka

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You can find Original Beerhouse Budvarka in České Budějovice in hotel Malý pivovar in the town centre near the town square.

Budvar in the world

Visitors Centre

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Budweiser Budvar‘s, Visitors Centre will be opened to the public in April 2005. The exposition vividly portrays the history of the brewing industry in České Budějovice. The tour starts with the projection of brewing inside a copper vessel then goes on with a virtual visit through geological layers of the artesian well. The visitors start with the Historical Hall, where they are acquainted with the history of České Budějovice and brewing traditions. Then they continue to the Gothic-Renaissance Log Cabin, where the exposition of medieval brewing can be seen. The influence of technology on brewing is shown in the Age of Industry Hall. The subsequent hall - the 20th Century Hall is devoted to the modern history of brewing in České Budějovice. The exhibition ends with the presentation of Budweiser Budvar beer around the world and the humorous 3D movie connected with the origin of Budweiser Budvar beer.

Tours of the brewery

Dates From - To Tour duration
01.02.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Mo-Su) 14:00 - 15:00 01:00 hour
01.07.2019 - 31.08.2019   (Mo-Su) 11:00 - 12:00 01:00 hour

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Surrounded by the aroma of the Moravian malt and Žatec hops you will probe into the secrets of how the world-famous Budweiser Budvar lager is made. You will find out how the best quality domestic ingredients, water drawn from the brewery’s more than 300 meter deep wells and top-class brewer’s yeast are used to make the beer characterised by its slightly sweet and delicate taste, pleasant aroma of hops and bitterness that is popular with customers in 50 countries throughout the world. The nostalgic beauty of the machinery on display will remind you of the rich tradition of beer-making in South Bohemia, which goes back to the 13th century. Come and see how the centuries of tradition are incorporated in the modern technology producing the Original Czech Premium Lager Budweiser Budvar.

Possibilities: Guided tour, Possibility to arrange a tour out of the opening hours

Tour with a guide: Czech, German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian

Virtual tour of the brewery